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AC Cobra 260

(1962 model)

Brief specs of 1962 AC Cobra 260

2-door 2-seater drophead coupé (convertible coupé), petrol (gasoline) 8-cylinder 16-valve V engine, OHV (overhead valve, I-head), 4265 cm3 / 260.3 cu in / 260.3 cu in, 193.9 kW / 260.0 hp / 260.0 hp @ 5800 rpm / 5800 rpm / 5800 rpm, 365.0 N·m / 269.2 lb·ft / 269.2 lb·ft @ 4800 rpm / 4800 rpm / 4800 rpm, manual 4-speed transmission, rear wheel drive, 233 km/h / 145 mph / 145 mph top speed

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)ACIssued from1962
ModelCobra 260Issued until
SerieCobraNumber made
Model familyBody construction
Model codeBody designation
ManufacturerAC Cars Group Ltd.CountryUK

Bodywork

Base platformNumber of doors2
Bodywork typedrophead coupé (convertible coupé)Number of seats2
Bodywork designerCargo capacity (volume)
Passenger space (volume)Max. cargo capacity (volume)

Dimensions & Weight

Length3848 mm / 151.5 in / 151.5 inTotal (curb) weight916 kg / 2019 lb / 2019 lb
Width1549 mm / 61.0 in / 61.0 inDry weight
Height1245 mm / 49.0 in / 49.0 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase2286 mm / 90.0 in / 90.0 inGross (max.) weight
Track front1308 mm / 51.5 in / 51.5 inTowing weight
Track rear1334 mm / 52.5 in / 52.5 inWeight distribution (front)48.5 % / 48.5 % / 48.5 %
Ground clearance178 mm / 7.0 in / 7.0 inFuel capacity68 l / 15.0 UK gal / 18.0 US gal
Length/wheelbase ratio1.68  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)Frontal area (A)1.54 m2 / 16.6 sq ft / 16.6 sq ft
Aerodynamic coefficient (Cd×A)Aerodynamic resistance (Aero horse power) at 100 km/h (62 mph)

Engine

Engine CodeTotal number of cylinders8
Engine TypeV engine (90.0° vee)Total number of valves16
Engine ManufacturerFordValves per cylinder2
Engine constructionBore96.5 mm / 3.80 in / 3.80 in
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)Stroke72.9 mm / 2.87 in / 2.87 in
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio1.32
Fuel supply1 Ho carbEngine displacement4265 cm3 / 260.3 cu in / 260.3 cu in
Engine Main bearings5Unitary capacity533.13 cm3/cylinder / 32.534 cu in/cylinder / 32.534 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignOHV (overhead valve, I-head)Compression ratio10.0 : 1
SumpMax. output power193.9 kW / 260.0 hp / 260.0 hp at 5800 rpm / 5800 rpm / 5800 rpm
AspirationnaturalMax. torque365.0 N·m / 269.2 lb·ft / 269.2 lb·ft at 4800 rpm / 4800 rpm / 4800 rpm
Compressor typeN/AMaximum rpm
IntercoolernoMax. net output (power at the wheels)68.4 kW / 91.7 hp / 91.7 hp (est.)
CoolantwaterSpecific output45.5 kW/l / 0.999 bhp/cu in / 0.999 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converternoSpecific torque85.6 N·m/l / 0.75 lb·ft/cu in / 0.75 lb·ft/cu in

Transmission

Transmission typemanualNumber of gears4
Wheel driverear wheel driveTop gear (drive) ratio1
  Final gear (drive) ratio3.54

Performance

Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h)3.90 s / 3.90 s / 3.90 sTop (maximal) speed233 km/h / 145 mph / 145 mph
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)5.50 s / 5.50 s / 5.50 sPower-to-weight ratio283.8 kW/ton / 215.1 bhp/ton / 215.1 bhp/ton
Acceleration 0-100 km/hFuel consumption, City (urban)
Acceleration 0-100 mph (160 km/h)14.00 s / 14.00 s / 14.00 sFuel consumption, Road (extra-urban)
Acceleration 80-120 km/h (50-70 mph) in topFuel consumption, Mixed (combined)
Standing ¼mile time Fuel consumption, Euro
Standing kilometer time CO2 emissions
  Range

Chassis

Engine locationfrontEngine alignmentlongitudinal
Steeringworm & sectorSteering details
Turns lock-to-lock2Turning circle11.0 m / 36.1 ft / 36.1 ft
Suspension frontIndependent, Transverse leaf spring, Anti-roll (anti-sway) bar (ARB), Wishbone (A-arm, control arm)Suspension rearIndependent, Transverse leaf spring, Anti-roll (anti-sway) bar (ARB), Wishbone (A-arm, control arm)
Wheels frontWheels rear
Tyres front6.50 x 15Tyres rear6.70 x 15
Brakes frontdiscBrakes reardisc
Brake diameter frontBrake diameter rear
Brakes detailsBraked area

Technical specifications and performance data of AC Cobra 260

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